Physiotherapy is a medical science field which uses physical agents like exercise, massage and other modalities for providing treatment to those patients whose movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors. Bachelor of Physiotherapy is an Under Graduate Degree which is awarded for a course or program in Physiotherapy. It is also known as BPT which is an abbreviated form of Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. The duration of BPT is 4½ years including internship of 6 months. Physical Therapy Programs provide core skills like manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro physical modalities, to the prospective students. There are various Physical Therapy Colleges which offer Physiotherapy Courses. Some of these are:
Patna Medical College, Patna (https://targetstudy.com/institutions/institute/7220/patnamedical- college/).
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (https://targetstudy.com/institutions/institute/13322/post-graduate-institute-of-medicaleducation- research-pgi/).
Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, Delhi
Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi
J.S.S.College of Physiotherapy, Mysore
To pursue BPT one needs to be pass in 12th class or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology (including practical) provided the candidate has passed in each subject separately. There is a Common Entrance Test (CET) for the course in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). Admission is based mainly on CET scores. A candidate seeking admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy should be at least 17 years of age.
Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy.
Community Based Rehabilitation.
Specialisations are offered in Master of Physiotherapy Course.
Physical Therapy Degree is especially meant for those who have compassion for the sick or injured. Physiotherapy is very challenging and demanding. One may need to work for long hours and have tremendous patience as some patients may not respond to immediate treatment. Apart from rigorous education, one needs to have lots of physical stamina because of the nature of the work. An individual seeking a physical therapy career should have excellent interpersonal skills in order to get the best from his patients.
After clearing Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, one can pursue Masters in Physical Therapy. A Physiotherapist can go for a certification in a sub-speciality of Physiotherapy. These speciality areas include cardiovascular and pulmonary, sports therapy, geriatric, neurological, orthopaedic, paediatric, and electrophysiologic physical therapy. A candidate who has attained the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree can set up his or her own Physiotherapy clinic.
Awareness regarding the scope and possibilities of Physiotherapy has been growing steadily. People are aware that there is a field of Physiotherapy which can solve their problems. Awareness and effectiveness of the 'Mostly Drug Free' therapy has increased the job availability in this field, a many folds. There is a lot of demand for Clinical Physiotherapists and academic faculty all over India.
Employment Areas Hospitals.
Rehabilitation Centres for The Handicapped.
Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children.
Defence Medical Establishments.
Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers.
Sports Training Facilities.
Self Employed Private Physiotherapist.
Sports Physio Rehabilitator.
Customer Care Assistant. Osteopath.